More than 67,000 Cubans came to the United States in 2023 thanks to the Parole for humanitarian reasonsaccording to updated statistics from the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released last Friday.
In total, 327,000 migrants, including Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans, arrived in the United States legally and on parole by the end of December.
Specifically, more than 69,000 Cubans, 133,000 Haitians, 60,000 Nicaraguans and 87,000 Venezuelans were granted permission to travel on parole.
In addition, 126,000 Haitians, 53,000 Nicaraguans and 81,000 Venezuelans are already in the United States thanks to parole.
Between an unprecedented migration crisis In recent years, fiscal year 2023 ended with 200,287 applications from Cubans to U.S. immigration authorities, just 24,000 fewer than the previous period, when 224,607 migrants from the island crossed the border.
Approval of a travel permit This is not an endorsement of automatic parole when you appear before CBP authorities authorized to grant entry into the country.
Last May, the US government introduced changes to the application selection process, combining random approval of cases with consideration of requests with longer wait times.